‘Tis the Season: 12 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your College Student (plus nearly 100 more!)

It’s that time of year again.  Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday.  We’re thinking about family and friends and we’re thinking about gifts.  If you have a college student, or an about-to-be college student, you may be searching for some ideas for useful or fun gifts.

You know your student best, and can tap into interests and needs, but we’d like to offer some suggestions that may stimulate your imagination. We have ten new suggestions for 2019, but we’ve offered some suggestions in the past.  Don’t stop with this post! Check out our Resources tab for nearly 100 additional suggestions.  There’s something for everyone there!

Check out our ideas, and then let your own creativity take over!  If you have additional suggestions, share them in the comments!

Electric Toothbrush

Having something like this might almost make brushing your teeth fun!

Healthy snacks – delivered monthly

College food is OK, but there’s nothing like having some healthy snacks available while you’re studying. Treat your student to a monthly arrival of some new and tasty snacks.

Reusable shopping bags

More and more stores are eliminating plastic bags. Your student will appreciate having some handy, stylish, foldable reusable bags.

Projection Alarm Clock

Your student won’t even need to roll over to see what time it is! Excellent for getting to class on time.

Wireless Compact Photo Printer

Looking at photos on your phone is fine, but sometimes your student may want to print some to keep or give away. Easy to use with your cell phone.

Audible Subscription

Would your student rather listen to stories than read the book? Perhaps while running, walking or commuting? Give a subscription to Audible and your student will get 2 free downloads a month.

Multifunctional Phone Mount

This phone mount works for car, bike, or other locations. Since students never leave their phone behind, this will get lots of use.

Water Bottle with Built-in Speaker

What’s better than a brand new water bottle to carry everywhere? A water bottle that doubles as a blue-tooth speaker.

Weighted blanket

Weighted blankets promise a better night’s sleep by giving the sleeper the feeling of being held. A cozy way to help your student get a good night’s sleep.

Cable Organizer Electronics Accessories Case

Your student-on-the-go will be able to keep track of all of their chargers and cables in this carrying case.

Sports Action Camera

Your student can capture all of the action as they participate in sporting events.

Wire Wall Grid Multifunctional Display Panel

Better than a bulletin board for displaying photos and other decorative items.

Related Lists:

Holiday Gift Ideas for Your College Student – Nearly 100 additional ideas

Gift Ideas for Your College Graduate

Gift Ideas for Your High School Graduate


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